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A little something about Birmingham: It is England’s second biggest city, pictured by its swirling roads and streets lined with Victorian redbrick houses. The city is rich with culture as it is surrounded by heritage museums, arenas and modern stores to explore. You’ll definitely get that much awaited culture-fix!
But what can you do in Birmingham exactly? Besides going to concerts and shopping, of course! Here are the top things to do in Birmingham!
People watch at Cannon Hill Park
The most popular park in the city with 250 acres full of recreational activities!
Go all Tolkien at Perrott’s Folly
This tower was rumoured to have inspired a young Brummie, J.R.R. Tolkien to create the tower of Minas Tirith in the Lord of the Rings.
Watch a movie at a Colosseum-esque cinema
They convert this amphitheatre into an outdoor cinema every summer. So if beer and classic movies like Back to the future or Jaws sound like something you’d be into, this cinema is perfect for you!
Get Artsy Fartsy at Ikon Gallery
You’ll find different forms of media including sound, sculptures, paintings and photography.
Book a table for two at..
Carters of Mosley, Purnell’s, Simpsons in Edgbaston, Adam’s Restaurant, Turners in Harbone for a michellin star experience!
Stroll through the canals
Birmingham has more canals than Venice, and the best part is the city is not even sinking.
Have a pint at Prince of Wales
It’s one of the best beer gardens in the city and the tiki bar cocktails are as good as the ales.
Take a break at the Shakespeare Memorial Room
Originally built to house the Shakespeare memorial library but when they moved the central library, they moved the room piece by piece and is now on top of the Library of Birmingham.
Get your culture on at the Birmingham Royal Ballet
Birmingham Royal Ballet is UK’s leading classical ballet touring company. We recommend to go see triple bills to watch 3 completely different ballets for the price of one.
Volunteer to help mill some bread
J.R.R. Tolkien described this 200-year old mill as a lost paradise. They’re always looking for volunteers to help them mill bread.
Get Authentic Balti
Not a lot of places cook Birmingham-born balti anymore but there are still a handful of them that do and they’re mostly in a triangle along Ladypool road, Stoney lane and Stratford road. Our favourites are Shababs and Al Frash.
Time to channel your brummie-ness in Birmingham! So what are you waiting for?!